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Innovate or Die

In this edition of BIA Advisory Service's Vantage Points, we share insights from Dan Hight, Business Development and Partnership Executive and Industry Advisor for BIA. The Vantage Point series taps the perspectives of various lookout points from around the local media and tech…

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Internet of Things Flooding the Local Market

Gartner Inc. this week released a very bullish report on the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), the class of computational networked devices that are automating and animating consumer lives through voice assistance and personal tracking devices, such as…

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Local Retail Poised for Digital Expansion

Retail SMBs are more poised than their counterparts in other verticals to adopt sophisticated digital advertising and marketing. This is clearly shown by BIA/Kelsey's Local Commerce Monitor ™ (Wave 18) survey of small businesses. Retail SMBs are already highly oriented to…

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Groupon Re-thinks Its Ambitious SMB Platform

Groupon is apparently thinking hard about dismantling its ambitious SMB platform, and refocusing on its core strengths in prepaid deals, goods and travel. Reports have come out saying that Groupon is offering to sell its Breadcrumb POS platform, which had…

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New BIA/Kelsey Report Shows Momentum for Card-Linked Offers

BIA/Kelsey is out with my new paper on the status of card-linked offers, which is based on detailed discussions with 14 leaders of the card linking ecosystem, including credit card firms, tech vendors, payment processors, publishers and merchants. Most of…

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Uber Tests 10 Minute Delivery Service

The big online retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Groupon and WalMart have been focusing on developing same day delivery channels. Same day delivery is an effort that that may not only boost their edge over other retailers, but also add…

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